Oklahoma Weekend Fishing Report


Friday, September 22nd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6


CENTRAL


Wes Watkins:

Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 83. Crappie good on minnows and jigs early; black bass fair on spinnerbaits and minnows, channel catfish good on cut baits; sand bass good on top water plugs early.


NORTHEAST


Birch:

Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water clear. Black bass good on salt craws and spinnerbaits; hybrids good drifting live shad and trolling crankbaits and on top water lures early and late; channel catfish good on live shad and cut bait; crappie good on minnows and jigs near brush piles and in creek channels.


Eucha:

Elevation normal, water 80 and clear. All fishing reported good.


Ft. Gibson:

Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 78. Black bass fair on plastic worms, 6-10 ft., off windy points; sand bass fair on minnows and jigs, 15 ft., at Hwy. 51 bridge; channel catfish good drifting blood baits and prepared baits in the flats at Jackson Bay.


Greenleaf:

Black bass fair on crankbaits and topwater lures early.


Hudson:

Elevation normal. Black bass good on topwater lures and spinnerbaits; sand bass good trolling off rocky points; channel catfish good on cut bait.


Hulah:

Elevation below normal, water murky. Channel catfish good on shad and cut bait in the main part of the lake near the flats; crappie good on minnows and jigs over brush piles and in the river.


Kaw:

Black bass fair on soft plastic lures in the creek channels; sand bass good on inline spinners and jig and crankbaits off windy points; blue catfish good on cut shad in the Coon Creek and Bear Creek flats.


Skiatook:

Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 78 and clear. Sand bass fair on topwater lures, early and late; hybrids fair on live shad and crankbaits; crappie good on minnows and jigs near deep brush piles.


Spavinaw:

Elevation above normal, water 80 and clear. All fishing reported good.


Tenkiller:

Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water clear. Black bass fair on assorted baits; sand bass and crappie fair night fishing with lights in the
river channel over brush.


Webbers Falls:

Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water murky. Channel catfish good on cut bait, worms and liver.


SOUTHEAST


Eufaula:

Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water clear. Black bass fair on plastic baits off deep points; sand bass good early and late near the deep
flats.


Hugo:

Elevation 3 ft. below normal, water 83. Black bass fair on crankbaits and top water lures.


Konawa:

Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water 82 and clear. Black bass good on top water lures, 5-10 ft., in the coves and weedbeds; channel catfish fair on shad and chicken liver in the south cove.


McGee Creek:

Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water 80 and clear. Black bass fair on soft plastic lures, 10-15 ft., and on spinnerbaits early and late.


Murray:

Elevation 5 ft. below normal, water 84 and clear. Black bass fair on medium running lures; sand bass fair on minnows; crappie fair on minnows.


Robert S. Kerr:

Elevation normal, water 80 and murky. Black bass fair on crankbaits and plastic baits, 3-10 ft., near rip rap areas; channel catfish fair on fresh shad, 20-30 ft., in the old Arkansas River channel; crappie fair on small minnows, 10-12 ft., in old creek channels.


Texoma:

Elevation 4 ft. below normal , water 82 and clear. Black bass fair on spinnerbaits, 5-10 ft., at Burns Flat; sand bass fair on sassy shad, 5-10
ft., off points; striped bass fair on live shad, 15-20 ft., near islands; channel catfish fair on cut bait, 5-10 ft., in the Washita River.


Wister:

Elevation 2 ft. below normal, water murky. Channel catfish fair on cut shad, 12-20 ft.


NORTHWEST


Ft. Supply:

Elevation normal. Channel catfish fair on cut bait.


Great Salt Plains:

Elevation below normal. Channel catfish good on grasshoppers and shad.


SOUTHWEST


Ellsworth:

Elevation 1 ft. below normal, water 84 and murky. Sand bass fair trolling crankbaits; channel catfish fair on liver and stinkbaits in the deep creek channels.


Waurika:

Elevation 4 ft. below normal, water clear. Sand bass and hybrids good surfacing early and late; channel catfish fair on stinkbait, 25 ft., in the creek channels.

ALL FISHING IS REPORTED AS SLOW AT THE FOLLOWING LAKES:

Altus-Lugert, Arcadia, Atoka, Carl Blackwell, Copan, Draper, Foss, Ft. Cobb, Grand, Hefner, Keystone, Overholser, Pine Creek, Sooner, Thunderbird, Tom Steed.